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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives (September 2015)

We all want a healthier Wake County, and we all have busy days with full workloads. The key is to think differently about how we can integrate this work into our organizations. We may not be able to do “more,” but we can do “different” and reframe our current More

Perspectives (July/August 2015): Back to School and “Health in All Policies”

This month we’re sharing some back to school news – so important because schools are a huge “system” in Wake County where kids go through much of their day together. Schools are a place with great potential for improving student health, and the district and many individual schools are More

Farmers’ Markets: A Role in Healthier Communities

National Farmers Market Week was August 2-8, and the 18 markets in Wake County celebrated their role in providing an important point of access for healthy foods, building healthy communities and supporting local farmers and local economies. AHA’s work is centered on policy, systems and environmental change to increase More

Meet Farmer Cecilia Redding of Down 2 Earth Farms

After a 25-year career in the food and beverage industry, Cecilia Redding swapped out her office for 143 acres of land she bought in Rougemont, N.C., and began a new career:  farming. She’s putting down new roots at Down 2 Earth Farms (D2E) as part of a life-long desire More

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